Blogger sued for criticizing senators as Malacañang lapdogs

[1] Edward Angelo “Cocoy” Dayao is allegedly the administrator of the blog "Silent No More."
[2] Said blog has posted criticisms against the Duterte administration.
[3] Seven (7) senators, Sen. Vicent Sotto III included, were described by this blog as "Malacañang lapdogs."
[4] Because of this, Sotto sued Dayao for cyber-liber under Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.

NEWS BY INQ: "The case has been filed and now the court has spoken. Mr. Dayao should be made accountable," Sotto’s camp told reporters in a message on Sunday. The senator filed the complaint against Dayao, a blogger and alleged owner and administrator of the "Silent No More" blog, which posted an article attacking him and six other senators.

SOURCE: Blogger Cocoy Dayao indicted for libel By: Darryl John Esguerra - @inquirerdotnet / 04:24 PM July 29, 2018 Read more: Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook

THE LAW: Section 4. No law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech, of expression, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances. (Article III of the 1987 Constitution)
SOTTO: Vicente "Tito" Castelo Sotto III is a Filipino politician, and the 29th and current Senate President of the Philippines. Sotto served as Vice Mayor of Quezon City, the Philippines' most populous city, from 1988 to 1992.

COCOYGATE: During the Senate hearing on fake news, Cocoy Dayao is named as the man behind several sites critical of the administration. "Cocoygate" was a play on the words "Cocoy" – nickname of Edward Angelo Dayao, the person alleged to be a web administrator of a number of anti-Duterte accounts – and "Watergate", a major political scandal that rocked the Nixon administration in the 1970s.

SOURCE: What you need to know about #Cocoygate; Paige Occeñola @ohnopaige Published 11:06 AM, October 13, 2017 Updated 11:48 AM, October 13, 2017;

CYBER-LIBEL: Section 4. Cybercrime Offenses. — The following acts constitute the offense of cybercrime punishable under this Act: xxx Libel. — The unlawful or prohibited acts of libel as defined in Article 355 of the Revised Penal Code, as amended, committed through a computer system or any other similar means which may be devised in the future. (Republic Act No. 10175)

Popular Posts